Linux kernel and Open JDK vulnerabilities found in Ubuntu

A validation input failure vulnerability was found in the Linux Kernel which could be used to exploit the OS for denial of service attack.An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s Bluetooth stack when HIDP (Human Interface Device Protocol) support is enabled. A local unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause an information leak from the kernel. The flaw is reportedly found in Ubuntu 11.10.

It was also discovered that OpenJDK did not properly validate certain types of images. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause OpenJDK to crash.This problem effect Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ,11.10 and 10.04 LTS.

Updating the OS to the current updates will fix the issues. Isn’t that simple?

Source:- Canonical